Have you ever lived in a place where: Your party animal neighbor is still living his 1980s frat house dreams. The tenants upstairs are running a log splitter in their kitchen every night from 6 P.M. to 2 A.M. while roller skating over ball bearings and gravel. You know for a fact that your neighbor […]
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Keeping your sense of humor is important in such times, yes? Oh yes. This is why one Alfred Matthew Yankovic’s insights and creativity are so necessary right now. I was nodding off last night when I happened to turn on the second video and then almost fell off the furniture laughing. Dark humor is sometimes […]
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Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. Anthony Oettinger The Yakima Fruit Market in Bothell opens on March 4th. Neighbors say the Market will likely get one more season in this location before Sound Transit puts a bus lane through there. Please feel free to make your feelings known to Sound Transit. […]
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In the course of our lives we will inevitably run into a circumstance in which we desperately need quiet but don’t have it. One way of creating a more controlled environment in which we can study, sleep, work, build tall towers out of overcooked breakfast sausages, or otherwise function is to utilize white noise. This […]
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This Halloween, FARE is encouraging food allergy families to start a new tradition: painting a pumpkin teal and placing it on your porch as a sign to other families managing food allergies that you have non-food treats available at your home. Your teal pumpkin is also a way to raise awareness in your neighborhood about…
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June 1st through 7th is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. You can visit the Red Cross website to find out how to become CPR certified. Having just renewed my certification, I was reminded of this classic scene from Dumb and Dumber when Harry and Lloyd attempt CPR on the hitman who’s been tracking them.
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Here’s a great infographic from FARE. Food allergies are very serious and becoming more common. The American diet is overloaded with gluten, sugar, soy, and dairy products– is it any wonder that our bodies are starting to fight back? May is Food Allergy Action Month. Pass it on! Food Allergy Research & Education.
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Allergic Living just featured an eye-opening piece by Lisa Fitterman that discusses the very real impact of gluten on brain function. This article confirms what people who’ve suffered for years before being diagnosed with celiac disease already know: gluten affects your neurological processes.
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As a woman I believe that cosmetics and accessories are meant to enhance our feminine assets, not distort them. Lately I’ve been pondering many of the fads and innovations in “beauty” that can unfortunately make women resemble desperate drag queens rather than touched-up versions of their own selves. I saw a news anchor the other […]
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FARE’s latest newsletter highlighted a great resource they have for those with food allergies, a page called Managing Food Allergies at Work. This is a topic I’ve dealt with for years. I have celiac disease and multiple food allergies and the workplace can be like a minefield for the food allergic. Not only do you have […]
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